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Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 with SAbertooth 990fx motherboard and AMD 8350 processor.

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October 20, 2013 11:30:10 AM

I've purchased the following key components for a new build:

    AMD FX8350
    Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard
    Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10

I noticed in the motherboard's user guide that the RAM I purchased isn't listed on the 'officially approved' list of RAM modules. In fact the list is quite limited, but I am assuming that is because the guide only lists the most popular modules at the time of publishing.

My main questions is: Will the Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 RAM:
1) work fine
2) Work with a negligible reduction in performance
3) wont work at all

Really appreciate your answers as I've just come back to PC building after ten years!
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October 20, 2013 12:16:07 PM

Yes they will work OK, basically entry level DRAM is 1600 CL( so they are a bit on the slow side (lower CL is better) far as the QVLs, they are pretty worthless, see here:
October 20, 2013 3:07:34 PM

What alternative would you suggest?
Is it worth getting higher rate RAM or will it be a case of spending more for diminishing returns?
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October 20, 2013 4:29:10 PM

IF primarily gaming, 1600/9 works fine, if doing other, like imaging, video, CAD, multitasking, I'd look for 1866/9 or better 1600 sticks
October 21, 2013 8:51:49 AM

Great thanks. The PC is being used as heavy usage office pc with weekly reports that when they run, the create so much drain the existing PC it blue screens and dies. The point of the PC is to never struggle when these reports are processed. I think the 1600 modules will be more than sufficient.

Many thanks for your help.
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a c 1311 V Motherboard
a c 1643 } Memory
October 21, 2013 2:04:11 PM

No problem, may want to close the thread